Minor events provided the tightest finishes at the last Borrowdale Park race meeting. The cliffhanger of the day was the finish of the fourth race, a 1800m Maiden Plate.
The Bridget Stidolph trained Karatu, with Fanie Chambers up, held off Supalumina (0.10) and Aloft (0.60). Supalumina was ridden by Keagan de Melo for the Swanson yard, while Aloft, with Kevin Derere aboard, is trained by Gavin Macleod.
Gavin brought out his entire string on Saturday, comprising Breeders Fillies Mile winner, Golden Mystery, and Aloft, both by Main Aim (GB). Golden Mystery ran prominently in the Tote Free but ran out of puff when it counted, this being her first outing since July 31.
Always good when the smaller stables make their presence felt.
The winner, Karatu, is owned by Sunmark Racing Two, nominee Rob Davenport, and was bred by Miss A.C. Riddle. The three-year-old gelding is by AP Answer (USA) out of a Rich Man’s Gold (USA) mare. This was his sixth start.